14 06 2024 - Companies

Should you catch a falling knife?

by Philipp Immenkötter

After a share price slump, people often sense a favorable buying opportunity. But what are the chances of outperforming the market when catching a falling knife? Do different rules apply to quality companies?

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"In accordance with Article 127(1) and Article 282(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, the primary objective of the ESCB shall be to maintain price stability."

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